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Blazing Star Plants

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Blazing Star Or Liatris is a perennial hardy in zones 3-9. Although native to the Eastern North American prairie, it survives in nearly any soil condition that affords good drainage.

Blazing Star Reaches 4 feet tall

This perennial is a low-maintenance type that requires minimal watering. It does best in full sun environments, is drought tolerant, and will not wilt under intense sun or heat. At maturity, it can stand between 24 and 48 inches tall, making it an excellent type for adding height to your garden. Once established, it will regrow in your garden each year with little work.

Blazing Star's Growth Cycle Lasts 70-90 Days

The growth cycle of the Blazing Star lasts, on average, between 70-90 days from planting to bloom. It blooms mid to late summer and will remain in bloom for 4 to 6 weeks. Blooms begin at the top of it first and open down as they bloom. This perennial is a durable type known for being easy to propagate. It is often called an ornamental kind and can be used in flower bouquets.

It is distinctive for growing to a tall, grass-like state. Their top section is covered in small, spiky, and bold purple or pink bottlebrush flowers when in bloom.

The lower portion is covered with green leaves along the stalk. It provides color in the garden year-round. It blooms during the season and turns from green to bronze in autumn. It can be grown alone, in flower beds, or containers. It is deer-resistant and is known for attracting bees and butterflies. It is otherwise immune to the effects of bugs and most other pests.

Blazing Star Is In The Daisy Family

It is part of the daisy family and is characterized by a long stem that boasts hundreds of tiny purple flowers. It is a perennial—the flowers bloom in late Spring and early Summertime. It usually grows up to 5 ft. tall.

Its grass-like leaves grow in bunches. The flowers attract butterflies, bees, and even birds. Some varieties have white rather than purple flowers. The stems are thick and dark green. The plant can reach up to two feet wide.

This perennial, native to the United States, grows well in U.S.D.A. hardiness zones 3 through 9 and can be grown in full sun or partial shade. Cultivating it is relatively simple.

Your results will be a hundred times better if you put it in full sun rather than partial sun. You don't need the most delicate soil to grow it. It grows in any soil as long as it drains moisture well. Avoid adding compost to the soil.

Blazing Star Loves Well-Draining Soil

It needs arid and well-draining soil. Its primary use is to provide vibrant blossoms in Summer when every other type of flower has wilted away. While all your flowers have bloomed and passed, they will be in their prime with bright purple glory.

You can use this flower as a privacy barrier, planting many in a line. They grow tall and can provide privacy from outsiders. They can form a wall to insulate your garden.

You should also plant the blazing star plant as the centerpiece of a garden because its blooms are outstanding in appearance. You can also put it underneath a tree whose foliage is just a little thick. That is because you don't want the foliage to block out the sun for the flower.